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Elton John, Zach Bryan and Cary Wong!

This weekend you can spend the big bucks on world-class concerts staged at the premiere venues or enjoy the sounds of talented musicians from closer to home and offering first-class entertainment in a variety of music genres. There are also movies, classes, comedy performances, and more — with various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, November 3 

Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday night art classes for adults at the Longmont Museum. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. These classes are designed to guide beginners as well as bring new skills to experienced artists and crafters. Learn how to use the fluid and unpredictable nature of watercolor to our benefit as we make loose mini paintings, and then use pens and ink to add sharp details to our flowy watercolor paintings. Register online to receive training from artist and instructor Leigh Putman.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Info: 303-651-8374

Cory Wong is a Grammy -nominated American guitarist, bassist, songwriter, podcast-host, and producer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. best known for his funky guitar work and touring worldwide playing his original music on the biggest stages. You may have seen him as a guest with the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as well as a member of Vulfpeck and the Fearless Flyers. Upon meeting Cory, Vulfpeck welcomed him as a frequent collaborator and member of the band, and later the group named their most popular instrumental track “Cory Wong” in tribute. 

Lighting up the stage in the band everywhere they perform, including most recently at a sold-out Madison Square Garden, he remains a cornerstone of Vulfpeck’s storied gigs. Cory has blossomed into a celebrated artist in his own right, releasing solo albums including last year’s Billboard top 20 record Motivational Music For The Syncopated Soul, Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood and most recently Live In Amsterdam’ With The Metropole Orkest, which charted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. He will be teaching a Music Masterclass on preparation, mastering your craft and using your skillset to honor both God and your teammates in the process!

Flatirons Community Church, 355 W. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Zach Bryan is a singer/songwriter from Oologah, Oklahoma, proud of his small-town roots and whose music is fueled by a desire to stay true to himself. The 25-year-old served 7 years in the Navy before being honorably discharged. His success is found in his raspy voice, a mix of classic folk melody and outlaw country with a raw edge that cuts to the bone. His breakthrough moment makes all that clear as day. In the video for “Heading South,” shot by phone outside of his Navy barracks in humid 95-degree heat, Zach’s passion echoes off the strings of his trusted Guild.

Drenched in sweat and belting words that he had written minutes earlier, the moment is authentic, brutal, and real. Millions of fans have now seen that video without any sort of industry assist, and millions more have connected to the tender, sincere songs found on Zach’s 2019 debut album “DeAnn”. A man of simple words, Zach’s ability to create depth in his work is rivaled by few artists. He believes that who you are only extends to the person you are today, an ideology reflected in everything he creates.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$65

Friday, November 4

FY5 proudly swims in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas.

While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting.

Longmont Museum, Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
2:30 p.m.
Cost: $8-$12
Info: 303-651-8374

We’re not sure how you combine the two but this could be a fun networking opportunity AND chance to learn/play pickleball. A couple of veteran players will explain how the game is played and introduce the newbies to the fastest growing sport in the world on the facility’s four courts. There will be beginner and intermediate games with lots of extra paddles, appetizers and drinks. Play before you sway though, maybe? But it sounds like a great introduction to the culture of friendly recreation!

Pickleball Pub Food, 7647 W. 88th Ave., Westminster
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Reserve a Spot

Carsie Blanton is a songwriter with hooks, chutzpah, and revolutionary optimism. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, her music is a jaunt through American popular song, from sultry jazz to pop-punk protest anthems.

Her live shows seek to delight and galvanize, with her Handsome Band serving up juicy three-part harmonies and melodic basslines to drive home each well-crafted refrain. A seasoned performer, she explores the political and the burlesque while bringing her audience together in humor, hope, and camaraderie.

Carsie’s forthcoming album, Body of Work, is an intimately-recorded collection of songs from throughout her catalog, produced by Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Andrew Bird) and featuring fan-favorites such as Fishin with You and Smoke Alarm.

eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24

According to Billboard, Elton John’s Farewell Tour is now the third biggest grossing in history with $661M and growing and it may well be the longest tour in history, as well. Named ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’, Elton John’s tour will last for three years and will include 300 dates. To all you Gucci addicts out there: prepare to drool because Elton has selected the fashion house’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, to create all the glittery outfits for the tour’s entirety. Sir Elton Hercules John is nicknamed Rocket Man after his 1972 hit single of the same name. John has released 31 albums since 1969. John began playing the piano at age 4 and at age 11 was awarded a scholarship to the London Academy of Music but quit before graduating to pursue a musical career.

Multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, John is the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of his generation. He is third most successful artist overall behind only Madonna and the Beatles having sold over 300 million records worldwide in a six-decade career. He has logged nine No.1 singles and seven consecutive No. 1 albums. John is also a noted humanitarian having raised millions for charity and founding the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $375+

Foil Arms and Hog is an Irish sketch comedy group comprising Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog). The group performs on TV, radio, the stage and online. The trio write, shoot and edit a new sketch every week in their office, releasing it for YouTube, Facebook and Instagram on IGTV. Foil Arms and Hog do not have a specific genre, and make sketches that are often observational and occasionally topical. Popular sketches released to YouTube include ‘When Irish People Can’t Speak Irish’, ‘An Englishman Plays Risk’, ‘WTF is Brexit’, and ‘How to Speak Dublin’. Foil Arms and Hog also perform live shows, primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom, but also in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and a number of runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The group’s name evolved from nicknames each of the members had for each other, Foil (Sean Finegan) being the comedy foil, Arms (Conor McKenna) was ‘All arms and Legs’ and Hog (Sean Flanagan) because he ostensibly hogged the limelight.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $37.50

For every student and lover of dance, don’t miss this compilation that displays the imagination and personalities of up-and-coming choreographers. Based upon the central theme of “Sense of Person, Sense of Place,” five emerging choreographers have created works brought to life by 25 dancers from all over Northern Colorado. This show features modern, jazz, tap, ballet, and more. Drinks and light snacks will be available for purchase before and after the show.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9-$12
Info: 303-440-7826

With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van.

When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9-$12
Info: 303-440-7826

Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder began producing an annual event in 1971 and the Show & Sale has evolved through the years into the premier fiber event it is today.  You’ll find all sorts of things to “ooooh” and “ahhhh” over, from a variety of techniques (weaving, felting, knitting & crochet, bead weaving, lace and knotting, basketry, embroidery, applique and quilting, dyeing and surface design, and handmade paper. 

You’ll also see a sampling of the items that can be made from these creative hands-on techniques, from jewelry and accessories, to clothing for all ages, footwear, hats, scarves, mittens, kitchen and dining textiles, wall hangings, pet accessories, holiday items and greeting cards.

The 2022 Juried Showcase (themed: I make because I must) highlights the exceptional quality and fiber technique achievements of Guild members. In addition, the “People’s Choice” award allows visitors to vote for their favorite pieces and has become very popular with guests.

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
Thurs.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well…All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre!

BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Thurs.-Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $70-$75
Information: 303-449-6000

Saturday, November 5

Show off your passing, punting, and running skills in the 2022 Turkey Bowl Challenge. Boys and girls from five to twelve years of age are invited to register for this fun football challenge, and each age and gender group winner will take home a frozen turkey!

This event begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Gobble, gobble! Register online.

City Park, 450 N. 111th St., Lafayette
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $5-$8

For those 18 and older, grab a friend and join the artists at Studio Arts for Boulder’s Date Night! The savvy instructors will get you set up and working together on the potters’ wheels for a few hours of messy enjoyment and fun.

Make a piece, they’ll glaze and fire your favorite one, then give you a call when it’s ready in about four weeks. For any additional handiwork you would like glazed and fired, there is a $5 fee per piece. Clay and tools are included and the art instructors suggest wearing some clothes you can get dirty — and that shorter nails are helpful. 

Boulder Pottery Lab, 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $55

Cory positioned himself as music’s answer to motivational speakers like Tony Robbins since emerging in 2011. Head-spinning rhythm guitar wizardry, technical ebullience, laugh-out-loud jokes, and radiance on stage established him as both a sought-after collaborator and celebrated solo artist alike. He lent his talents to television programs such as The Voice at the dawn of his career. After an impromptu meeting at the weekly jam hosted by Prince’s rhythm section (where the Purple One often either performed or watched), he crossed paths with Vulfpeck who welcomed him as a frequent collaborator and member of the band. Solidifying a fruitful partnership, the group named their most popular instrumental track “Cory Wong,” in tribute. 

Lighting up the stage in the band everywhere from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to Madison Square Garden, he remains a cornerstone of Vulfpeck’s storied gigs. “I try to feature the guitar, but I don’t force myself into being the star of every song,” he says. “The instrument plays an appropriate role. It’s not all flash. I’m bringing rhythm to the forefront where it’s not so shreddy. I refer to it as ‘Covert chops.’ I’m doing things that are sneakily hard, but they lay in the cut. I allow the song to breathe and present myself as more of a composer rather than a guitar player.”

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50-$37

Sunday, November 6

“The Best Comedy Show in Boulder since 2013” – Westword. The comedians at the Boulder Comedy Show are some of the best working comics in the industry. Headliners here have been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, Fallon, Colbert, Letterman, Kimmel, MTV and pretty much everywhere in between. There’s no need to drive to Denver for quality comedy, The Collective has it every Sunday in Boulder’s backyard.

Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Next Week: Tuesday, Wednesday, November 8, 9

As Noah Kahan changes, he casts those experiences onto songs like light through a film projector. At the core of the music’s upbeat energy and unfiltered lyrics, you’ll hear who he was before and who he became—almost in real-time. The Vermont singer still pens songs straight from the heart and still cracks jokes with his signature, self-deprecating sense of humor; he’s just changed in all of the right ways (and chronicled them via his songwriting). He gained that understanding through quite the journey from small town Vermont to global renown.

He’s racked up over one billion streams, released two full length albums (Busyhead, 2019 and I Was / I Am, 2021) and a mid-pandemic EP (Cape Elizabeth, 2020), picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” feat. Julia Michaels, and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and TODAY. Not to mention, he’s collaborated with everyone from Joy Oladokun to Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin. After 5 years of critical acclaim and global touring, he sought an even purer style of writing and arrangement, a challenge from within to convey a vivid representation of what he loves, fears, and struggles with most passionately. Now, Noah continues to progress on his 2022 single “Stick Season—rife with fluttering guitar melodies, inviting vocals, and homey imagery of the Northeast on the verge of a change of seasons, the track represents another massive turning point for him.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$32

Wednesday, November 9

In 2011, the “Arab Spring” uprisings led to the ouster of the authoritarian President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak. This was followed by a brief period of democratization which empowered religiously conservative political parties with ties to extremism.  Over a decade later, Egypt appears to have stabilized, but only via a return to a militarily backed government. Join Active Minds as we explore the origins of Egypt’s turbulent political situation and its implications for the Middle East.

THE MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave., Westminster
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $6
Info: 303-426-4310

Saturday, November 12

Amanda V is the lead singer, band manager, choreographer and heartbeat of Material Girl. Her love of Madonna’s music is from years of following the queen of pop, listening to her music and studying her path. Amanda V. decided that if she was going to create a true homage to a musical icon, that it would be accomplished to the full extent of its purity and artistry. Amanda V’s Material Girl is the product of passion, hard work and talent and if reviews can be believed, you will be entertained and mesmerized by this show!

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Antonio Lopez is a quiet man with something to say. His music is like an onion. It has many layers, each one revealing something more. His adept guitar work and composition skills are never used in a showy way but rather like the spices in a delectable home-cooked meal. The result is a feast of emotions that delights the listener. His latest release, Roots and Wings, won Album of The Year and Song of The Year in the Colorado Playlist Listener’s Poll. Lopez was born in Alamosa, CO, steeped in the Chicano culture of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Since 2012 Lopez has been living in Longmont, CO.

“Lopez’s words feel like a sacred mantra for the coming days.” The Boulder Weekly

Longmont Public edia, 457 4th Ave., Longmont
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$25

Sunday, November 13

Let the magic of the holidays warm your spirit when you join us for our 34th Annual Champagne Cascade in our picturesque Atrium Lobby of the historic Brown Palace Hotel. This iconic Denver event features master swordsmen using Napoleonic sabers to sever the bottlenecks of Moet Champagne magnums. The champagne is then poured into the uppermost glass of a two-story high, 5,000+ glass pyramid. As the champagne is poured, it cascades into the glasses below, creating a stunning display of streaming fizz while a cheering crowd lines all levels on the holiday-adorned Atrium Lobby. Make-A-Wish Colorado is the ultimate benefactor of this event and proceeds will fund the life-changing wishes of children battling critical illnesses. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. and there will be a special appearance by Santa at 11:00. The sabering starts right at 12 Noon. VIP tickets include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, VIP photos and the best views!

Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver
10:00 a.m.
Tickets: $20-$175

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